A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and police at Daragaon Tea Estate in Bahubal upazila early Thursday.
The deceased is Madan Mia alias Mozammel, 40, son of Abdur Rahman of Shahpur in the upazila.
Officer-in-charge of Bahubal police station Biswajit Deb said police detained Mozammel on Wednesday night.
Later, a team of police along with Mozammel conducted a drive at the No 2 gate of the Daragaon Tea Estate to nab his accomplices and recovered valuables looted by him around 3:30am.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the accomplices of Mozammel opened fire to police, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight.
At one stage, Mozammel caught in the line of fire and received bullet injury.
He was later taken to Sadar hospital where the doctors declared him dead.owever, police could not held anyone.